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Museum volunteers dressed historically

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Henry B. Plant Museum. Whether behind the scenes or in the middle of the action, a volunteer’s time and talent are precious commodities. We appreciate your willingness to share of yourself.

We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic people to get involved in the Museum. Share your interest in arts and history and enjoy the opportunity to work in this unique environment. We offer a variety of opportunities, including Museum Store Volunteers, Docents for field trips and adult groups, Guest Services, and special events. We welcome volunteers ages 16 and up. Volunteers are needed Tuesday through Sunday and we ask for a minimum commitment of 6 hours per month. Flexible scheduling and group volunteer opportunities are available.

For more information please read the position descriptions posted here and contact Lindsay Huban at lhuban@ut.edu.

Types of Volunteer Positions 

The following volunteer positions are available at the Henry B. Plant Museum.


Museum docents in 1890 period attire          Museum docent sharing history with students

Docents are knowledgeable emissaries of the Museum, able to share facts, stories and our lifestyle approach to interpretation with the public.  Docents are valued educators who lead school field trips and adult tours.  Docents should display flexibility, responsibility and respect with regards to Museum visitors, staff, and other volunteers.

Store Assistant

Volunteer museum store assistant      Volunteer and guests in museum store

Store Assistants oversee the running of the Museum Store during open hours.  They assist customers with purchases, ring up items and complete transactions, restock merchandise, and clean/straighten between customers. 

Volunteer Development & Recognition Graciously Underwritten By:


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